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Happy Feet Two: The Penguin App
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that adorable Erik the penguin, the star of the movie Happy Feet Two, plays drums, fishes, and repeats whatever kids say on the free app Happy Feet Two. This is a fun, easy app for especially the youngest fans of the movie. The penguin responds to kids' touch, acting like it's being tickled, giving a high five, dancing. The drumming game is good practice in repeating patterns. Kids can record Erik's actions and voice playbacks, then share them via email or Facebook, which is cute -- as long as kids don't get the idea it would be fun for Erik to get a potty mouth.
Is it any good?
HAPPY FEET TWO: THE PENGUIN APP probably doesn't have enough interesting elements to keep kids coming back time and again, but it will likely be entertaining for those who have just seen and enjoyed the movie. It definitely wins a lot of points on cuteness alone, as long as kids don't think it's cute to make Erik repeat potty words. The drumming and fishing games are really simple, so even the youngest fans will be able to enjoy this app. And it's free, so why not?
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